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Oh, cool, let's talk about rad female drummers, like Palm Olive, Mo Tucker, Yoshimi P-We, and Janet Weiss.
No, she's Mo Tucker-lite. Of course Yoshimi blows away everyone; I've nary seen a more impressive sight than her and her co-horts slamming drums for a straight hour or so. Helluva show.
I'm mostly curious how a sponge can play chess.
At chess tournaments, it often takes a Darwinian angle: the slowest of the herd gets stuck with the bar tab.
Who is the present women's world chess champion?
Yes, Hou Yifan is pretty, though that's obviously a subjective statement
Funny how many guys think they can answer this question or know the answer to this question.
Lots of fancy ideas about this but generally speaking women just aren't up to it. It takes peace and quiet (women don't do this), it take depth of thought (women don't do this), It takes strategic planning (women don't do this), it takes patience (women don't do this), it takes cunning, now thats where the theory breaks down!!!!!!!!
Honey...when a singer or actor or a hunky model youre smitten about asks you for a game of chess. I bet youll play no matter how little you know about the game. har har har..ehem..har har
Another male perception.
lighten up pal or you'll die young
Listen to yourself. Like I said, lighten up
When in a hole stop digging.
Do women enjoy hats? I don't see many women wearing hats.
I'm afraid you take yourself far too seriously. You have a severe case of verbal diarrhoea.
Lie down, take a pill and relax
Good old fashioned intelligent response. Well done. I'm lost in admiration for your literary prowess.
You can't generalize every woman, or every man -- it's like asking what a woman wants out of a man -- if they want looks, kindness, humor, or if they want a bad boy... some women will want one thing, others something completely different. It absolutely depends on the person.
Admittedly I sometimes feel some extra nervousness when I play a woman -- it has this distinct feel to it, probably because I'm just not used to it because it's so much more usual to play a male and I get used to that general demeanor. It has nothing to do with any sort of supremacy of one of the genders. In other words, it's natural for something that is unusual (me playing a woman in chess) to feel unusual.
Why it's unusual is always a hard question to answer. For one thing, psychologists seem to believe women activate the emotional areas of their brain more than men do on average, giving them less of a tendency to focus their concentration on one narrow hobby and more of a tendency to want to share themselves in conversation with others; again, it still depends on the specific person. Moreover, a woman is probably less likely to be encouraged to play games like chess as much simply because of our societal gender roles. Many people believe this justifies female titles; I am actually not of that opinion, because gender stereotypes are clearly not applicable to the women that do play the game.
you can so absolutely generalize about certain things. for exanple, urban sprawl is generally speaking a bad thing. the question here, I suppose, being is chess attraction between the genders something that one can generalize about.
Well, I suppose. But no generalization can tell a woman who likes to think logically, that she in fact doesn't simply because "most women don't" (in fact, already, that generalization "most women don't," can easily be considered judgmental and offensive). It's something you have to be really careful with.
Personally, though, going back to my earlier analogy, I wouldn't ask the question "what do most women want"; in fact, it would be interesting to wonder "what do the minority of women want," because just the fact that they are in the minority might mean something special, that they don't consult society for how their personality should be, or what they wear.
Sorry for this rambling; it didn't really go anywhere -- your post was really just an excuse for me to say other crap. Just make the best of it I guess
Yeah, I was just making a point I guess -- I don't really believe that one can't make a generalization, but rather that people can make dangerous implications with them so they can be volatile. I didn't think my post really addressed your points so I deleted it.
"social constructions didn't really take with me for some reason...don't really pay any attention to them, usually bs. makes things awkward sometimes, since most people are utter slaves to these things."
Yup, these things can certainly be annoying. I always need a logical reason to do things, and a lot of social customs have none of the sort If I feel like leaving some dirty stubble on my face (meaning, I don't feel like shaving), I'll do it, even if society says no. I figure that choosing what to do with my body doesn't hurt anyone.
Watch kindergarten children on the playground. This will clear up any confusion regarding why most females prefer NOT to play chess.
Simply put, little girls like to talk when they play Barbie, while boys make crash - bang - explosion sounds with legos. Chess is a NO talking game. Great for boys, pure torture for girls, in general, of course. :)
Does this "crash bang" theory also apply to female musicians? At least to drummers?
Karen Carpenter did not go "crash bang" on the drums. She had a light touch.
I am reading this thread on Bughouse Chess. Fascinating. Talking is permitted, and team work is involved, so this may be a way to get more females interested in chess.
Chess.com, bring Bughouse Chess to this site! :)
Bughouse is a creepy name.
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